Paddle through the Yukon on these canoeing expeditions on the Teslin and Yukon Rivers. The 370 km tour (includes about 170 km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Teslin River is one of the best canoe adventures in northern Canada and it is especially suitable for the novice canoeist. The well-trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddling techniques on this Class I-II river.
The start of the trip is at Johnsons Crossing on the Alaska Highway, where the Teslin River winds its way through the mountains of the southern Yukon towards the confluence with the Yukon River. Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagles. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Teslin River and grizzly bears are often seen.
In the evenings you will set up camp along the river banks or on a gravel bar. Meals are cooked on the open campfire, and fresh Arctic Grayling, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu. Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River where you will leave the canoes and travel by van down the Klondike Highway back to Whitehorse.